I Spend My Day
Collaborating - with clients (marketing, product, etc.), Content Creators, Back End Developers, Contractors, and management.
Interpreting - Designer's visions into workable code including color schemes, page architecture and layout, typography and content integration.
Combining - the work of Back End Developers, breaking design elements into components, and authoring code for each piece, creating working websites.
Testing - websites' looks and functionality in multiple devices (tablets and mobile), browsers and platforms.
Optimizing - analyzing websites for speed, performance, usability and adherence to requirements.
Troubleshooting & Fixing - websites that should be working, that were working and are now, not.
Researching - design trends, coding trends and new technologies to keep websites cutting edge and smart.
Concentration - sit in front of a computer most of the day (sometimes nights) coding and problem solving.
Personability - good at interacting with team members, contractors and clients, understanding needs and requests and answering questions.
Creativity - tweaking websites' form and function to be innovative and up to date with trends i.e. what the Designer envisioned within the limits of the tools and technologies.
Detail Orientation - making sure the interdependent components and code play nicely together.
Curiosity - in an ever changing industry like Web development, I am constantly looking at and deconstructing new ideas and trends to understand how they work and how they might improve the existing website.
17+ years experience in the field of Web design and development
Computer Science degree and other extracurricular educational endeavors
Home office & remote worker for 6+ years, in office travel often - lotsa rock and roll music and coffee.
I am an avid bookworm - I read almost anything that comes within reach. I also do a bit of
short story writing - nothing published yet :). Love animals and the outdoors.
All this, of course, if I am not working
on a personal challenge project or hard at work with my "real job".
My wife and I maintain a small business Web consultancy over at bulletproofpixels.com.
You can contact me at .
You really don't want to know :). Just an average 'joe'; A Software Engineer, Web Designer, avid bookworm, lover of nature and animals...
My wife and I have a Web Design and Consulting business over at bulletproofpixels.com.
- XHTML/HTML5 (layout, SEO)
- HTML5 Technologies* (forms, appCache, localStorage)
- CSS 2.1 / 3 (visual, animation, effects)
- Responsive User Interface Development (desktop-to-mobile)
- Cross Browser Development (IE+)
- HTML/CSS Rapid Prototyping (PSD to HTML/CSS)
- PHP (basic working knowledge)